Castel Del Monte: the charm and mystery of Castel del Monte ( UNESCO site Apulia - Italy )

Castel del Monte is the most important medieval building in southern Italy,  built by Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen of Swabia . It ' also known for having a very particular form with eight sides and eight octagonal towers . Obviously it was not a castle , but ... Find out with us !




  • Discover the most important medieval monument in southern Italy , built by Emperor Frederick II of Swabia     
  • Castel del Monte is not a medieval castle as you think ... discover the latest hypothesis on its construction and because it was built with an octagonal shape     
  • Enjoy the spectacular view from the top of the hill where Castel del Monte , a wonderful landscape in the National Park of Alta Murgia     
  • Come in and discover all the rooms and its details with the help of the guide

In the heart of Puglia it is hidden the most important monument of the Middle Ages in Italy, a treasure of beauty and mystery to explore. Castel del Monte was built on top of a hill where you can see a good part of the Puglia Region and the cities of the coast, with a spectacular landscape. 

Castel del Monte is definitely the most important building that has left the Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, full of mysteries not fully revealed, where the base of its construction there is always the number 8. After many years of neglect, during which the castle was stripped of furniture and decoration of marble, it became a refuge for shepherds, bandits and political refugees.

In 1876 the castle was bought and restored by the Italian State in 1996 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the perfection of its form and the harmonious union of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Muslim world and classical antiquity and because it represented the personality of its creator, Frederick II of Swabia.

 The tour will make you discover the exterior and interior of the "castle" and will describe the secrets in the historical context in which it was built. 

The price is per person

all year ( except bank holidays )

2 hours


Tour guide certified by the Region of Puglia

Not included 

Ticket ingress Castel del Monte : 5 Euros ( reduced 3 € ) 

Ticket Coach / car + shuttle ( 4 euro ) 

Possibility of transfers to and from the port and / or Bari airport by car / minibus on request


Cancellation costs
20 % to 4 days from the date booked

100 % within three days of the date booked

Local operator details
Quick order without registration. You can continue with the purchase without creating an account.

In the email confirmation of booking and executed the payment, we will send you by e-mail the voucher and complete information on the operator, including telephone numbers.

Before performing payment, always tell us by e-mail or at 333.5993937, the date you want to book to check availability.

How to book

Book your excursion in Puglia is simple:

  • Before booking, always ask us the date you want to book to check availability, filling out the form that you find in every excursion or call us at 333.5993937 
  • Confirmed the date, click on book and buy (no need to register and create an account) 
  • Completed the payment, we will send by e-mail the voucher and complete information on local operator, including telephone numbers 
- In addition to the price indicated there are no additional costs. All services included and not included are shown in the description of the activity. 
- Unless otherwise specified in the cancellation costs stated in the description of the activity, you can cancel your reservation up to 4 days before the date of the tour booked, free of charge.
- If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the date of the tour booked, or if you do not participate in the tour, you are obliged to pay full price
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